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CLE - Juror Voir Dire: Are You Ready?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Description:

In February of 2015 the Superior Court will issue an interim order providing for immediate attorney-conducted voir dire in all trials commenced in Superior Courts throughout the Commonwealth.  As a result, for the first time, attorneys will have an opportunity to question prospective trial jurors to screen out bias in an effort to select an impartial jury.  Furthermore, the interim Superior Court order and corresponding pilot program provide guidelines for both individual and panel voir dire of potential jurors. 

This program will cover:

  • The terms by which voir dire may be conducted.
  • The specific mechanics necessary to successfully complete jury selection under this new mandate.
  • The necessary pretrial steps that are triggered if one party requests attorney conducted voir dire prior to trial.
  • The parameters of both the interim order and corresponding pilot program which authorized attorney conducted panel voir dire.

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BBA Member - Free
Non-Member - $100.00

 

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Contact:

Jacqueline Querubin
jquerubin@bostonbar.org

 

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